How to Grow Peppers New York

Peppers are one of the most versatile vegetables you can have in your garden. However, they’re not always easy to grow, especially if you live in a temperate to cold area.

Local Companies

Stillmans Greenhouse
(607)-535-4270
Route 14
Montour Falls, NY
CountryMax Stores
585-334-2180
2199 E. Henrietta Rd.
Henrietta, NY
Kurt Weiss Florist
631-878-2500
95 Main St
Center Moriches, NY
Hewitt's Garden Center
518-456-7954
1969 Western Ave
Albany, NY
Randi Sackheim, Garden Design
(917) 359-3403
103 Deer Hill Road
Rhinebeck, NY
Gallea's Tropical Greenhouse
(585)-586-3017
2832 Clover St.
Pittsford, NY
Sound Gardens, Inc.
(631)-929-4400
PO Box 452 6332 Route 25A
Wading River, NY
CountryMax Stores
585-924-4850
5962 Route 31
Cicero, NY
Floral Fashions
914-937-3871
78 Purdy Ave
Port Chester, NY
Spencerport Countrymax
(585) 349-0861
5247 Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Peppers are one of the most versatile vegetables you can have in your garden. However, they’re not always easy to grow, especially if you live in a temperate to cold area. For this reason, some people look for gardening tips on growing peppers. If you’re a gardening enthusiast, and you would like to know more on how to grow these vegetables, read on.

What type of pepper are you planning to grow?

There are two very basic types of peppers: ones that are sweet and ones that are hot. Both have very specific uses in the culinary world. While hot peppers are used in most Mexican and Indian spicy dishes, sweet peppers are found in pasta and other Italian and Spanish dishes. This usually depends on where the pepper was originally grown. With innovations in gardening techniques and importing of goods, though, both sweet and hot peppers are grown all over the world. While the ways one should care for their pepper plants vary, depending on the species, there are general rules when it comes to growing peppers.

General gardening tips

1. Give your plants or seeds a lot of space to grow. Peppers generally like space, so when you attempt to grow them, it’s best if you leave 12 to 15inches of space all around the pepper plant apart from other plants. You should also make sure that that space is free from grass and weeds, because the growth of these can decrease the amount of nutrients that the pepper plant will get. When you give your pepper plant a lot of space to grow, you can be sure that it will bear more fruits upon maturity.
2. Planting by seed or by plant. If you live in a tropical country which is mostly hot all-year-round, you can plant peppers by seed without any trouble. Peppers love the hot climate and would flourish without much effort on your part if you’re lucky enough to live in an area that doesn’t experience any frost. Temperate to cold regions, however, that experience four seasons in a year are more challenging places to grow pepper from. It’s not unusual for farmers to put up green houses just to plan their pepper seeds on a pot to get a head start during the colder, winter seasons. They then transplant the pepper plants on land once the warmer seasons start. If you live in these temperate areas, it’s best for you to start planting about a month before summer starts. For pepper species like the habenero, which can take up to four months to mature, this method is recommended.
3. Buying pepper plants. If you’re not particularly good with planting seeds, you can also purchase pepper plants that have already grown as saplings and are just about ready to grow. These can simply be planted on your backyard once the summer seasons start. You can find them in local greenhouses, home and garden stores, and other locations if you’re looking for the rarer pepper species. Sees, on the other hand, can even be bought from home hardware stores or groceries. You can find them in packs alongside seeds for garden flowers like sunflowers and chrysanthemums. All you have to do is to ask the shop owner. Peppers are very popular “house plants” because they’re hardy enough plants for beginners to grow.
4. Caring for your pepper plant. Of course, aside from growing your pepper plant, you should also care for it to make sure that it bears high quality fruit. After all, this is a plant that won’t just be used as a décor in your garden. These are, quite literally, more than just pretty plants, although the colors of the fruits can be pretty vibrant once they’re in full bloom. There are uses even for the leaves of some pepper plants. The leaved of spicy pepper plants are sometimes used as ingredients for soup as well, but you should research about the edibility of the species you’re growing before you experiment on any dish.
To make sure that your pepper plants grow to their fullest, you have to make sure that they get enough nutrients from the soil they’re planted on. As we’ve said earlier, peppers need to be in a warm, humid environment during their growing seasons. Give them a lot of space away from other plants so that they can grow beautifully. Proper spacing will also make isolation easier for you in cases of diseases. Remember, diseases in plants can easily spread if they are grown too near each other.
Mulching is an excellent way for you to fertilize the soil. Pepper plants especially benefit from soil which has been mulched on. You can mulch even when the pepper plant has already been planted. This will “renew” the nutrients in the soils so you won’t have to transplant your fully grown pepper plant onto a new patch.
5. Keeping weeds out of the way. You will need to weed the area where your pepper species is planted on. Because of the high levels of nutrients found on your soil, this spot will always attract a lot of weeds. Be prepared to pick out weeds at least every week. Check on your pepper plant for but infestation as well. While it’s normal for one or two holes to appear on the leaves, it’s a bad sign if bugs are already taking over your plant. Think of organic ways for you to stop this infestation, and as much as possible, avoid using chemical pesticides. Remember, you will be harvesting these peppers in a few months. You wouldn’t want harsh chemicals seeping into something you will eat later on.

Growing peppers in your garden may seem troublesome for some. However, seeing that red, orange, yellow, or green pepper grow from your very own backyard can be a very rewarding experience. Some people even sell their peppers when they’ve harvested a lot from the back yard. You’ll be surprised at the variety of dishes you can find online that make use of this spice. Truly, it’s a very useful plant to keep in your garden.
Regional Articles
- How to Grow Peppers Albany NY
- How to Grow Peppers Amityville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Amsterdam NY
- How to Grow Peppers Arverne NY
- How to Grow Peppers Astoria NY
- How to Grow Peppers Auburn NY
- How to Grow Peppers Babylon NY
- How to Grow Peppers Baldwin NY
- How to Grow Peppers Baldwinsville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ballston Spa NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bay Shore NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bayside NY
- How to Grow Peppers Beacon NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bellerose NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bellmore NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bethpage NY
- How to Grow Peppers Binghamton NY
- How to Grow Peppers Brentwood NY
- How to Grow Peppers Brewster NY
- How to Grow Peppers Brockport NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bronx NY
- How to Grow Peppers Bronxville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Brooklyn NY
- How to Grow Peppers Buffalo NY
- How to Grow Peppers Cambria Heights NY
- How to Grow Peppers Camillus NY
- How to Grow Peppers Canandaigua NY
- How to Grow Peppers Centereach NY
- How to Grow Peppers Central Islip NY
- How to Grow Peppers Clifton Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Cohoes NY
- How to Grow Peppers College Point NY
- How to Grow Peppers Commack NY
- How to Grow Peppers Copiague NY
- How to Grow Peppers Coram NY
- How to Grow Peppers Corning NY
- How to Grow Peppers Corona NY
- How to Grow Peppers Cortland NY
- How to Grow Peppers Cortlandt Manor NY
- How to Grow Peppers Deer Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Delmar NY
- How to Grow Peppers Depew NY
- How to Grow Peppers Dunkirk NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Amherst NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Aurora NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Elmhurst NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Islip NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Meadow NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Northport NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Setauket NY
- How to Grow Peppers East Syracuse NY
- How to Grow Peppers Elmhurst NY
- How to Grow Peppers Elmira NY
- How to Grow Peppers Elmont NY
- How to Grow Peppers Endicott NY
- How to Grow Peppers Fairport NY
- How to Grow Peppers Far Rockaway NY
- How to Grow Peppers Farmingdale NY
- How to Grow Peppers Farmingville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Floral Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Flushing NY
- How to Grow Peppers Forest Hills NY
- How to Grow Peppers Franklin Square NY
- How to Grow Peppers Fredonia NY
- How to Grow Peppers Freeport NY
- How to Grow Peppers Fresh Meadows NY
- How to Grow Peppers Fulton NY
- How to Grow Peppers Garden City NY
- How to Grow Peppers Glen Cove NY
- How to Grow Peppers Glen Oaks NY
- How to Grow Peppers Glens Falls NY
- How to Grow Peppers Gloversville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Great Neck NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hamburg NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hauppauge NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hempstead NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hicksville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hilton NY
- How to Grow Peppers Holbrook NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hollis NY
- How to Grow Peppers Hopewell Junction NY
- How to Grow Peppers Horseheads NY
- How to Grow Peppers Howard Beach NY
- How to Grow Peppers Huntington NY
- How to Grow Peppers Huntington Station NY
- How to Grow Peppers Islip NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ithaca NY
- How to Grow Peppers Jackson Heights NY
- How to Grow Peppers Jamaica NY
- How to Grow Peppers Jamestown NY
- How to Grow Peppers Kew Gardens NY
- How to Grow Peppers Kings Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Kingston NY
- How to Grow Peppers Lancaster NY
- How to Grow Peppers Larchmont NY
- How to Grow Peppers Latham NY
- How to Grow Peppers Levittown NY
- How to Grow Peppers Lindenhurst NY
- How to Grow Peppers Little Neck NY
- How to Grow Peppers Liverpool NY
- How to Grow Peppers Lockport NY
- How to Grow Peppers Long Beach NY
- How to Grow Peppers Long Island City NY
- How to Grow Peppers Lynbrook NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mahopac NY
- How to Grow Peppers Malone NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mamaroneck NY
- How to Grow Peppers Manhasset NY
- How to Grow Peppers Manlius NY
- How to Grow Peppers Maspeth NY
- How to Grow Peppers Massapequa NY
- How to Grow Peppers Massapequa Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Massena NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mastic NY
- How to Grow Peppers Melville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Merrick NY
- How to Grow Peppers Middle Village NY
- How to Grow Peppers Middletown NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mineola NY
- How to Grow Peppers Monroe NY
- How to Grow Peppers Monsey NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mount Kisco NY
- How to Grow Peppers Mount Vernon NY
- How to Grow Peppers Nanuet NY
- How to Grow Peppers New City NY
- How to Grow Peppers New Hartford NY
- How to Grow Peppers New Hyde Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers New Paltz NY
- How to Grow Peppers New Rochelle NY
- How to Grow Peppers New Windsor NY
- How to Grow Peppers New York NY
- How to Grow Peppers Newburgh NY
- How to Grow Peppers Niagara Falls NY
- How to Grow Peppers North Babylon NY
- How to Grow Peppers North Tonawanda NY
- How to Grow Peppers Nyack NY
- How to Grow Peppers Oakland Gardens NY
- How to Grow Peppers Oceanside NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ogdensburg NY
- How to Grow Peppers Olean NY
- How to Grow Peppers Oneonta NY
- How to Grow Peppers Orchard Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ossining NY
- How to Grow Peppers Oswego NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ozone Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Patchogue NY
- How to Grow Peppers Pearl River NY
- How to Grow Peppers Peekskill NY
- How to Grow Peppers Penfield NY
- How to Grow Peppers Pittsford NY
- How to Grow Peppers Plainview NY
- How to Grow Peppers Plattsburgh NY
- How to Grow Peppers Port Chester NY
- How to Grow Peppers Port Jefferson Station NY
- How to Grow Peppers Port Washington NY
- How to Grow Peppers Potsdam NY
- How to Grow Peppers Poughkeepsie NY
- How to Grow Peppers Queens Village NY
- How to Grow Peppers Queensbury NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rego Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rensselaer NY
- How to Grow Peppers Richmond Hill NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ridgewood NY
- How to Grow Peppers Riverhead NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rochester NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rockaway Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rockville Centre NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rome NY
- How to Grow Peppers Ronkonkoma NY
- How to Grow Peppers Roosevelt NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rosedale NY
- How to Grow Peppers Rye NY
- How to Grow Peppers Saint Albans NY
- How to Grow Peppers Saint James NY
- How to Grow Peppers Saratoga Springs NY
- How to Grow Peppers Saugerties NY
- How to Grow Peppers Sayville NY
- How to Grow Peppers Scarsdale NY
- How to Grow Peppers Schenectady NY
- How to Grow Peppers Selden NY
- How to Grow Peppers Shirley NY
- How to Grow Peppers Smithtown NY
- How to Grow Peppers South Ozone Park NY
- How to Grow Peppers South Richmond Hill NY
- How to Grow Peppers Spencerport NY
- How to Grow Peppers Spring Valley NY
- How to Grow Peppers Springfield Gardens NY
- How to Grow Peppers Staten Island NY
- How to Grow Peppers Stony Brook NY
- How to Grow Peppers Suffern NY
- How to Grow Peppers Sunnyside NY
- How to Grow Peppers Syosset NY
- How to Grow Peppers Syracuse NY
- How to Grow Peppers Tarrytown NY
- How to Grow Peppers Tonawanda NY
- How to Grow Peppers Troy NY
- How to Grow Peppers Uniondale NY
- How to Grow Peppers Utica NY
- How to Grow Peppers Valley Stream NY
- How to Grow Peppers Vestal NY
- How to Grow Peppers Wantagh NY
- How to Grow Peppers Wappingers Falls NY
- How to Grow Peppers Watertown NY
- How to Grow Peppers Watervliet NY
- How to Grow Peppers Webster NY
- How to Grow Peppers West Babylon NY
- How to Grow Peppers West Hempstead NY
- How to Grow Peppers West Islip NY
- How to Grow Peppers Westbury NY
- How to Grow Peppers White Plains NY
- How to Grow Peppers Whitestone NY
- How to Grow Peppers Woodhaven NY
- How to Grow Peppers Woodside NY
- How to Grow Peppers Wyandanch NY
- How to Grow Peppers Yonkers NY
- How to Grow Peppers Yorktown Heights NY
Related Article
- Pest Control New York
Pest control refers to the regulation of species defined as pests. Some of the more common pests affecting households include fleas, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, carpenter ants, and rodents. Methods to eliminate your problem with pests include: the elimination of breeding grounds, poisoned bait, field burning, traps, poisoned spray, hunting, space fumigation, and space treatment. See below to locate a pest control service.
Related Local Events
Erie County Fair 2018
Dates: 8/8/18 - 8/19/18
Location: The Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
View Details

Erie County Fair 2019
Dates: 8/7/19 - 8/18/19
Location: The Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
View Details

Erie County Fair 2020
Dates: 8/12/20 - 8/23/20
Location: The Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
View Details

Erie County Fair 2017
Dates: 8/9/17 - 8/20/17
Location: The Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
View Details

Erie County Fair 2016
Dates: 8/10/16 - 8/21/16
Location: The Fairgrounds
Hamburg, NY
View Details